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A year of Weekly Shiritori!

A year of Weekly Shiritori!

2012 has almost come to an end and I’d like to thank you all for reading and commenting on Haikugirl’s Japan all year. Without your support and input it would be harder to keep writing every week. This year we have been playing a weekly game of shiritori – a Japanese word game. The first … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #5

Weekly Shiritori #5

Last week’s post was about kumihimo (くみひも / 組紐), so this week I need to start with も (mo). I got quite excited when I thought about this week’s topic as I realised I had another opportunity to write about Japanese spirits and monsters. I decided to write about… Mononoke (もののけ / 物の怪)  Many of you will … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #4

Weekly Shiritori #4

Last week’s post was about Shikoku (しこく / 四国), so this week I need to start with く (ku). I didn’t get any suggestions from anyone this week, so I decided to be a bit old-school and search through the Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan which is in my office to get some inspiration. In the end, … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #2

Weekly Shiritori #2

Last week I started my new weekly series: Weekly Shiritori. The first word was “shiritori” (the name of the game!) – click here if you missed that! So, “shiritori” is written しりとり, which means that this week’s word has to begin with り (ri). I had one topic suggestion from a fellow blogger, Alyse of … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #1

Weekly Shiritori #1

Shiritori? What’s that then? Shiritori (しりとり) is a fun Japanese word game which I learnt while waiting for a train one day in Japan. You can play the game with two or more players, and it’s a great way to practice your Japanese vocabulary. The game is played like this: The first player says a Japanese … Continue reading